The saying that an ounce of prevention is worth more than a pound of cure is a truity that is why British researchers are asking people to eat more whole grains and certain foods which have high dietary fiber if they are at risk of cancer, diabetes, and heart diseases. The study was commissioned by the WHO and it drew its data from four decades of research on the relationship of high levels of intake of fiber and reduced risk of serious diseases. The study found that people who usually eat foods that were full of fiber had 15 to 30 percent lower chances of dying due to cardiovascular diseases and other causes. Also, it was less likely that they would develop colorectal cancer, stroke, or type 2 diabetes. Therefore, according to the researchers, there is now convincing evidence that nutrition guidelines should emphasis the high intake of foods that are rich in dietary fiber.
- Fiber acts like a broom to the body systems, helping to keep the colon clean.
- Unprocessed grains can help to stabilize blood sugars and introduce minerals and vitamins not found elsewhere.
- 30 grams of whole fiber or fiber rich foods are recommended each day to help prevent heart and cardio vascular disease.
“The researchers drew their data from four decades’ worth of earlier studies and clinical trials. They found that higher levels of fiber intake greatly reduced the risks of serious diseases.”